The title of this post quotes from the South Park episode that parodied the 2004 election. If you read my previous post, you can see that as discouraged as I've felt, I don't believe I worked hard for nothing. We did win Wisconsin. The volunteers in Iowa, now THEY worked hard for nothing. Kerry has conceded and Bush has started planning his new administration, but today they were still counting ballots in Iowa, can you believe it? Now those are some voters who can wonder why they bothered to go to the polls. Very, very sad for anyone who put any effort into the Iowa campaign.
Here's an excellent article, "Lessons learned from this election" by someone with some very concrete plans for getting the Democratic party ready for 2008. He focuses on fighting fire with fire, learning dirty pool strategies from the Republicans, and wielding language for OUR purposes.